As part ofEpcot‘s ongoing transformation, a quartet of new films is set to premiere on the first day of the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts. One of the four? Canada Far and Wide, a tribute to the great white north!
A replacement for the longstanding O Canada! film, this new Circle-Vision 360 Spectacular promises breathtaking views of the northern reaches. We attended a preview today, and we’re bringing you our First Look at the show!
The theater is located at the former home of O Canada in the Canada Pavilion.
The theater hasn’t changed much, but the show takes on a completely different tone. Longtime world travelers are probably familiar with Martin Short’s take on O Canada! This comedic version was made in response to a campaign by the Canadian Tourism Board who wanted to present a more accurate picture of their country than the original 1981 version.
Canada: Far and Wide takes on a more serious tone but is no less spectacular.
Our new narrators, Catherine O’ Hara and Eugene Levy of Schitt’s Creek fame, are fantastic, bringing their signature charisma and chemistry to the Circle-Vision screen.
O’Hara and Levy guide us through a map of Canada, pointing us toward spectacular views as we take our tour of the country.
We’ll see sweeping cityscapes…
…and amazing people!
Fans of the attraction’s signature song “Canada (You’re A Lifetime Journey)” will be pleased to hear that the song has returned in this latest iteration of the exhibit.
The new film opens this Friday, January 17. Go give it a watch yourself, then let us know what you think in the comments!
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Disclosure: We were invited by Walt Disney World to attend the media preview of the Festival of the Arts, at which we were shown a preview of Canada Far & WIde. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.